For 30 years, award-winning designer Michelle Rohrer-Lauer has brought a unique perspective to her work: She believes that her clients’ homes should feel as relaxed and rejuvenating as their favorite vacation destination, every day. That philosophy has earned her awards and accolades from clients and colleagues who respect her energy, imagination and talent for bringing something unexpected and exciting to each project.
A graduate of the design program at Gateway Technical College, Wisconsin, Michelle has an innate sense of style and a conviction that each home should embrace the spirit of the people who live there. Her inspiration begins with her clients’ personal stories, but she also draws on decades of experience working with the basic tools of design: color, texture, scale, function, and most of all, creativity. To that, Michelle adds a passion for sensible, eco-friendly design choices and a belief that even small changes can produce healthier indoor living. As a certified GREENleader and member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, she knows that luxury and sustainability can be combined to create outstanding interior design.
Throughout her career, Michelle has created one-of-a-kind homes for hundreds of discerning clients in the Chicago area and throughout the United States. Among her awards, she won First Place Kitchen in the 2018 ASID-Illinois Design Awards of Excellence and a Best Powder Room award in the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Design Awards. She is a co-author of “Today’s Inspired Leader” and is featured in “Kids’ Space Idea Book” and “Kids’ Rooms.”
A dedicated professional and philanthropist, Michelle is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and a member of PowerHouse SMART, a networking and educational community for the luxury design-build market. Michelle participates annually in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and supports Feeding Starving Children and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.